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CSPAN
Mar 13, 2010 7:00pm EST
some of the history of our great city here of washington d.c. hopefully, everyone here has dug themselves out of the blizzard by now. we were a little delayed in the program because of that, but i'm so glad to see so many of you here today to hear about some of the history of washington d.c. now, i'm going to start a little bit by telling you why this book exists. i first came to washington, d.c. in 2000 as a congressional correspondent for the associated press. after spending several years in columbia, south carolina, and albany, new york. now, i am originally from mississippi, the son of two public school teachers. and being from mississippi, the one thing my parents made sure i knew was my history. it's almost a state requirement in mississippi to know where you came from. so when i left mississippi to go to south carolina, i took along this desire to know history. and i studied the history of south carolina. i did the same thing when i went to upstate new york. i got involved in learning the african-american history of upstate new york. which, by the way, is very vibrant. a
NBC
Mar 7, 2010 6:00pm EST
of identification. in the fatal hit and run in d.c., the investigators had to find the identity of the victim. keys and jewelry was all investigators had to go on. >> we don't want to cause problems to ourselves or others. >> reporter: derrick ward, news4. >> a short time ago, d.c. police said they have identified the woman killed while jogging yesterday morning. they say they are in the process of notifying the family. >>> a driver faces traffic and drug charges tonight. police say she tried to hit a d.c. officer with her car twice. we're told the driver almost hit the officer near the corner of georgia avenue northwest. when police got in their car to pull over the woman, the officer say the driver tried to hit the cop again as he approached her. the woman drove away. the police caught her in silver spring maryland. she faces traffic and drug charges in montgomery county and facing more charges in the district. >>> police believe the driver may have been speeding this morning when he crashed in great falls. the driver's critically injured and the teenage passenger died. shortly before 4:30 on wal
FOX
Mar 2, 2010 6:00pm EST
anthony motley running for d.c. council. there wasn't much discussion about the council members about the censure but yvette alexander said the lessons learned should apply across the board. >> we saw the hearings with the mayor and the problems he had with contracts. i think we need to set those samstandards and require the mayor to go to the u.s. attorney too with regards to the contracts. >> reporter: this all started when marion barry was arrested and charged with stalking his girlfriend. it's embarrassing for the council which felt it had no choice but to censure barry. it will be painful for barry that loses clout, committee chairman ship and some staffers will probably lose their jobs. >>> don't miss marion barry live on fox 5 morning news tomorrow. he will join us in the studio during the 7:00 hour to discuss the latest cntroversy. >>> history will be made in the district tomorrow. same sex marriage becomes legal. no one will be tying the knot right away, the city starts taking applications tomorrow morning. couples must wait three full business days for the application to be
CBS
Mar 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to a year in jail and a $2500 fine if convicted. >>> now an update on a frightening dog attack in dc. a 12-year-old girl is recovering after a pit bull bit her in the face. she suffered minor lacerations and a puncture wound to her cheek. police say it happened last night in the 400 block of atlantic street southeast. officials caught the dog a few hours later and sited the owner for the attack. >>> metro has a new device that should be extremely helpful. police officers showed off their emergency carts that will run along metro rail tracks and allow first responders to get to the scene quickly. transport people from an incident area. >>> all right, here's the good news, test scores for dc students are up, the bad newses, not good enough. plus, a look at a new pill that promises the effects of exercise without breaking a sweat. and topper. >> very nice evening. temperatures are in the 60s. wind still a factor. we'll take you out with the allergy update. if you have been sneezing, a lot of people have. this is the reason why. trees are high, grasses are low, if you go to our website at wus
ABC
Mar 11, 2010 12:00pm EST
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >>> we begin with breaking news from dc. terence moore is a prison escapee at is potentially very dangerous. sam ford come alive in southeast washington with more on these breaking the kells. quite a story here. >> indeed. we are right now at the intersections here of wheeler and valley rd. se, not far from the greater southeast hospital where this all started. we understand around 8:50 this morning. right now there is a massive manhunt underway in this neighborhood, looking for this individual. according to authorities, it started about 10 minutes to 9:00 at greater southeast hospital. this inmate had been brought from the correctional treatment facility next to the d.c. jail, run by the private company correctional corp. of america. they were taken to greater southeast hospital. when they open the doors to the vehicle, he fled the vehicle, had gotten out of his restraints, fled the vehicle, then jumped into a burgundy colored cadillac driven by another individual, and they fled the parking lot of greater southeast hospital. ever s
ABC
Mar 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. good news, most of the showers are to the south and east of the sea, -- east of d.c., looking at clearing conditions. we will see a ltle peak of sunshine. we are looking at a live shot right now. rain totals for today so far, almost 3/4 of an inch in chesapeake bay, maryland. an extended outlook for the un, the weekend -- cool temperatures but a warm-up -- for the weekend -- cool temperatures but a warm- up for the weekend. >>> more trouble for marion barry. the former mayor owes $15,000 in new unpaid taxes, and now the irs is taking action. pamela brown has the latest on this story. good afternoon to you. >> good afternoon to you, alison. once again the irs is knocking on marion barry's door, this time with a tax form in hand. many residents are disappointed by this latest news. president james gibson supports marion barry but says the council member is running out of chances in light of his recent run in with the irs. >> he is about done. three strikes and you are out. >> the irs has issued a tax demand that he pay up $15 a $15,000 in tax from 2005 to 2008. >> it is ridiculo
FOX
Mar 3, 2010 6:00am EST
parkway and avoiding this area. coming southbound being leaving d.c., headed south on 395, can you make the exit to the pentagon. you can make the exit to the pentagon. what you cannot do is exit off of 395 to head into crystal city. that won't work for you this morning. you can make the exit to the pentagon. can you not travel over towards crystal city off of southbound 395. here we are live eastbound 66 nutley street spot beltway, heavy slow and steady the entire trip. the beltway north of town looking pretty good. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, same-sex couples hours away from applying for marriage licenses. >> when superior court opens this more than, officials expect a flood of applicants. sarah simmons is live with more on this big story. >> reporter: good morning to you. the courthouse itself does open at 7:00. the marriage bureau doesn't hope until 8:30. so it is kind of quiet out here this morning but if you take a look behind me, can you see that there are a few people that have started to show up. some of them with the human rights campaign t
FOX
Mar 3, 2010 6:00pm EST
in the country, that is, until she got arrested for another crime. d.c. police say gabriella lopez was murdered in a crime of passion, stabbed to death in the bathroom of her 7th floor apartment on columbia road. investigators believe the parallel and her lover got in an argument over the end of their relationship. at the time lopez was 29, ortiz was 44. >> we have her on video going in and out of the building itself. >> reporter: but police were not able to get a warrant charging ortiz until september 2008. by then she was long gone. >> you have to have more than a suspicion that they committed a crime. we didn't have more than a suspicion. by the time we got enough together to show the probable cause that she did commit the crime, she had left the states. >> reporter: these mug shots were taken by ocean city police after ortiz was arrested on a drug charge a year after the murder. >> the warrant isn't going away and her status as a fugitive will never clang until she is in custody. >> reporter: gabriella lopez worked as a parallel in arlington. at the time of her death she had be
FOX
Mar 12, 2010 6:00am EST
the opportunity to sound off about the alleged protocol problems and training flaws within d.c. fire and ems. the. >>> word of another metro train derailment. this as the former general manager makes some crucial recommendations for the transit agency. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> instead of showing you a live picture right now, we'll take a look at the radar right now which is pretty much telling the entire story for the whole d.c. region right now. it is not pretty out there and it is not going to get any better. in fact, it will probably get much wetter throughout the weekend. thank you for waking up withous this friday morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. but hey, its a friday. >> there is the good news. >> there is the bright spot in all this. >> good morning to you. we've got some rain falling. we will continue to see rainfall and as tucker has been telling you, it will be a rainy weekend, folks. not much we can do about it at this point. we are will show you where we are seeing rain at this hour. pretty much across the area. interestingly, right in d.c., not
ABC
Mar 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
from chicago to d.c. after six terms in congress, republican of stanford paris developed heart disease and died. services will be held at arlington national cemetery. harris was 80 years old. lights went out in d.c. and other cities around the globe as part of earth hour to raise awareness. >> as you mentioned, earth our 2010 is a major event. the idea is to shut down lights for one hour in prominent locations around the globe. the hope is that it will promote environmental awareness. it is an environmental countdown are around the world. >> when people switched out their light, they're also making switches in their lifestyle. the >> they call it earth hour 2010. >> the action is simple, turning off the light, but can impact the world. >> it is a hope to raise environmental awareness and to cut greenhouse gas emissions. >> this is for families and individuals to take a moment to think about what you can do to change your lifestyle. >> students from the d.c. area took part in an ad campaign to help folks understand why the lights were going out. >> people come together to raise awarenes
ABC
Mar 12, 2010 5:00am EST
. an inmate always scraped while being taken to southeast d.c. hospital is back in custody. 28 year-old terrence moore was recaptured basnight after a manhunt lasting several hours. he apparently got out of his restraints as he was being taken to greater southeast hospital. he ran off when he arrived. hughes being held on charges of assault with intent to kill. >> a criminal poor it is under way into a d.c. paramedic decision not to take a child to a hospital. the child later died. last month two-year-old stephanie stevens had trouble breathing and the mother called 911. sources tell us a paramedic sold continue -- told a senior paramedic that the girl needed to go to a hospital, but was overruled. but there's a clear protocol that describes how the treatment should have gone. and not transport, we should have followed that protocol. >> the d.c. fire chief is expected to face the d.c. council this morning to answer questions about the incident. more in a live report later on. >> a former general manager has issued a scathing report on metro safety and economic problems. says it wil
FOX
Mar 10, 2010 5:00am EST
in southeast washington across the sousa bridge. northbound d.c. route 295, we have an incident there stay to the left to get by. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> once again, we have a tragic update to some breaking news we brought you last night. a baby has died in northwest d.c. she was found unconscious on aest dial in northwest near mayor fenty's house. mayor's security detail stepped in to perform cpr. baby was found with a cord around her neck. police don't suspect foul play. they were culling it an undetermined death. -- they are calling it an undetermined death. >>> the fbi calls day new face of terrorism. they chargeed a woman in pennsylvania calling herself jihad jane with using the internet to recruit terrorists. stacy cohan is following this morning and has more on the charges. stacy? >> reporter: good mrnin. 46-year-old local lean la rose is just 4'11", weighing about 100 pounds, blond hair and blue eyed and the fbi suggests that her key threat may have been her ability to blend in. now, we do have photos tox n ews -- fox news took off a web site. she is accus
FOX
Mar 12, 2010 5:00am EST
, he has a mental condition and he has no business at the d.c. jail. he needed to be over at s t. elizabeth's. >>> our big story this morning, the d.c. fire department will object the hot seat at i a public hearing today. this after recent reports of medics not giving patient the proper treatment when responding to 911 calls. fox 5's stacy cohan joins us live from the wilsoning about in northwest d.c -- from the wilson building in northwest d.c. >> there is one particular case that sparked this hearing. this will include many members of the public testifying about their treatment. the hearing stems from the testimony's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl, stephanie stevens, to the hospital during the blizzards in february. that child later died. documents obtained by fox 5 tracked medics # # as it leaves through the blizzard to the home back in february and apparently, the unit, according to these documents, remained at that home for only 10 minutes before departing and making th decision not to transport that child who was apparently having difficulty breathing. mayor fe
ABC
Mar 12, 2010 5:00pm EST
of this fire was probably electrical wiring. >> coming up, big changes could be coming to d.c. ambulance is in the aftermath of a child's death. >> plus, there's anger after a high school prom is cancelled because the principal did not like a student date. >> there is an important safety warning for parents appeared >> she is probably -- for parents. >> she is probably better than most of us players. >> a [ male announcer ] don't like to settle? now that any pizza at pizza hut is just $10, you don't have to. any pizza, any size, any crust, and any toppings is just $10. all your favorite pizzas any way you want them, just $10. a large meat lover's pizza? $10. a large pan supreme? $10. any toppings you want? just 10 bucks, too. any pizza, any size, any crust, and any toppings. so don't miss out. get any pizza hut pizza today for just $10. only at your pizza hut. crus>> football is usually thout of as demand for. >> but one woman is cnging that. >> natalie randolph may not be what you expect in a football head coach. she is soft-spoken, but she said to put that aside. she's in it to win it.
NBC
Mar 11, 2010 11:00pm EST
. >>> police catch up with a prisoner who escaped from a d.c. hospital this morning. children are evacuated from a school. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. jim vance is off tonight. >>> we begin with an accident involving theamily of harry reid. his wife and adult daughter were taken to nova fairfax hospital this afternoon after a bad crash on i-95 near lorton, virginia. reid's wife has a broken neck and broken back. >>> senator reid is at the hospital with the two of them tonight. the driver has been charged with reckless driving. >>> new concerns for toyota as investigators look into three crashes blamed on sudden acceleration this week. in new york, a driver says her prius sped uncontroly down her driveway into a stone wall. in connecticut a stuck gas pedal is blamed for a camry's crash into a church. a massachusetts woman says her rav4 crashed into a medical building. a local woman says her car went out of control twice and she has the paperwork to prove it. >> reporter: a woman says her car is paid off. she has no plans of getting rid of it, but is driving carefully these days becaus
NBC
Mar 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
including here in the d.c. area. a potomac yards theater in alexandria they say their prices are up about $3 more than this weekend. one man told us it cost him 36 bucks for just three ticket. price on ticket prices is being blamed on the recent 3-d craze. special effects in movies like "avatar" have created a huge surge in business for theaters. >> some of the largest year-over-year pricing increases in recent history. >> 3-d's drawing people to the theater. the theater chains know it and they're taking this opportunity. >> some movie theaters say they will make up for higher prices by charging less for matinees or shows during the week. >>> after the break, a chilly start for the cherry blossom festival. we'll tell you when the best time's going to be to check out those cherry blossom. also, rain's heading our way. chuck's got that full forecast right after >>> the lines formed early this morning for the nbc4 safe and community shred. we shredded those boxes and recycled them for free. >>> the national cherry blossom festival is now in full swing. for nearly a hundred years, it's been a wa
CBS
Mar 2, 2010 9:00am EST
vote. marion barry is expected to lose much of the power he currently wields on the dc city council. >>> highway trust fund, political infighting on captiol hill is keeping several road crews out of work. >>> and no more weekends, saving the postal service from bankruptcy could mean doing away with saturday delivery. >>> good morning. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. today is tuesday, march 2nd. our forecast going downhill from here. here's howard bernstein with an update. >> just a little bump in the road until we get to some spring-like weather in to next week. for now we are watching the clouds increasing from the south and west. you see the wintry weather from tennessee, alabama and north georgia. there are winter weather advisories down there where the cold air is trapped. for us we will be on the border. a rain/snow mix here in washington. temperatures right now, check them out. in the low 40s here. fredericksburg, as well. upper 30s to the north and west. 37 garrett county. schools are closed again. they have had 21 feet plus this winter season. their all-time snowies
FOX
Mar 3, 2010 9:00am EST
:00. but the weather kind of was off and on has kept some people away early on. d.c. court officials were expecting about 200 people. i'm not sure they've had that at this point, but people could be coming in and out all day. and there are some folks here. there are a handful of otestors that just showed up a few moments ago. now as you said, it's the applications for the license that people are allowed to get. there is a mandatory waiting period so it is not until march 9th that you'll be able to obtain the license and a lot of couples this moning said they have planned their ceremonies for that day. and i talked with one couple who said they really felt like this meant they were finally full-fledged citizens. >> i'm an immigrant from vietnam and i got naturalized in 1996. and i still didn't feelen franchised until now with the prospects of having full marriage equality. it finally feels like i have full citizenship. >> reporter: and there were some last ditch efforts yesterday from opponents trying to get the supreme court from stopping this to move forward. they did not uphold that. they did all
FOX
Mar 7, 2010 11:15pm EST
but when we return, d.c. gets the taste of fight night. we'll be right back.  >>> welcome back. wednesday afternoon floyd mayweather and shane mostle made a stop in d.c. dave ross our resident boxing guru was in the middle of all the action and loving it. >> if you like attitude, all roads lead to mayweather. flare, pomp and circumstance. >> come may 1, it's going to be may 1. >> reporter: then the famed lincoln theater was the place to be. >> he's undefeated in his professional career. >> reporter: two future hall of fame fighters were the reason for the packed house. one is as sweet as sugar. >> sugar shane mosley. >> reporter: the other is all about the money. >> floyd, funny, mayweather. >> reporter: they made d.c. the second stop on their three-city pres tour. >> there's no place like d.c. of course chocolate city. it's a great place. i'm glad they got barack and it's just unbelievable. >> this city, you know, it's the capital. everybody -- a lot of fight fans here. >> reporter: floyd is 40-0 and considered one ever the greatest fighters of all time. if you doubt it, just
ABC
Mar 12, 2010 6:00am EST
you. an inmate escaped while being taken to a southeast d.c. hospital is back in custody. 28-year-old terrence moore was recaptured last night after a manhunt that lasted several hours. he apparently got out of his restraints as he was being taken to the united medical center. he ran off once he arrived there. he was being held on charges of assault with intent to kill. >> this morning the district fire chief is scheduled to meet with city council leaders. the chief topic to be discussed is a police investigation into the city's emergency medical service. this stems from the death of a two-year-old girl last month. courtney robinson is live in northwest with the story. >> the family of stephanie stephens says ems did not do enough. they refused service on the first time they came out. we will hear from council members today likely whether the little girl would have been survived had she been taken to the hospital when her mother first call 911. the debt caused outrage in the d.c. community. >> the mpd will conduct a criminal investigation to determine if there is evidence of crimi
ABC
Mar 31, 2010 6:00am EDT
shooting in southeast d.c. courtney robinson has the latest. >> there is still a large police presence out here. this happened around 7:30 last night here on south capitol street. officers out here are still investigating. 10 people were hit. four people are in the hospital. officers are calling this a drive-by shooting on the main drag of 4000 block of south capitol street. >> i believe the was an ak-47. >> the shooting sparked a chase in and out of the district. it ended in maryland. this man on the ground in anguished says his nephew was among those shot. one person in custody in the shooting is also wanted in the shooting death of jordan howe, was murdered earlier this month. he was laid to rest yesterday. it is believed the victims attended his funeral. >> young kids throw their lives away. >> sources say police attempted to get an arrest warrant. the man is wanted in howe's death. prosecutors would not sign it. >> if this comes out to be some kind of gang retaliation, shame on all of us. " we are expecting to hear from police later today. one thing police chief cathy lanier pointed o
NBC
Mar 12, 2010 5:00am EST
. for the first time ever a paramedic with d.c. fire and ems could face cminal charges in relations to patient's ca. >>> the case surrounds the case of a 2-year-old girl who died last month. stephanie's parents called 911 because she had trouble breathing. the paramedic said give the girl a hot shower. hours later she called 911 again. she was taken to the hospital where she died of pneumonia. >> members of our special victims unit will be doing that criminal review to determine if there's any potential criminal conduct, criminal negligence or anything else that may have resulted in the death of the child. >> i don't want the community to feel this isolated incident is what's taken place on every one. that isn't the case. >> the d.c. council will discuss it at a hearing later today. >>> the wife of senate majority leader harry reid remains in serious condition today after a car accident that happened in northern virginia. they were driving north on i-95 near lorton yesterday when a tractor-trailer rear ended their minivan. both were taken to inova fairfax hospital. elaine reyes joins us live f
ABC
Mar 10, 2010 6:00am EST
a similar but separate investigation. >> that is right. new allegations that d.c. fire and emergency personnel are not doing enough when it comes to responding to 911 calls. this follows the death of a 2- year-old little girl. >> this was a baby. " the grandmother of stephanie stephens says paramedics did not do enough to save the toddler. stephanie stephens died. >> they should have tan her no matter what. >> a mother claims she called 911 twice. she said a senior paramedic told her to put stephanie in the shower and running water. they did not take stephanie to the hospital. it seems the death has sparked another complaint. >> we will move quickly and make sure we do the right thing all the time. >> a 39-year-old woman called 911 for breathing problems but was not taken to the hospital. she called 911 a second time and spoke to a supervisor. they picked her up and brought her to georgetown university hospital where she spent days in intensive care. as for the woman, reports say the d.c. fire department has no record she called 911 back in december. as for stephanie stephens, she wa
ABC
Mar 2, 2010 12:00pm EST
weeks under fire. now the d.c. city council is boys to review one of its own. this afternoon, the chairman is said to call a special session to deal with the barry controversy. we're joined from the wilson building with what is about to unfold there. it should be very interesting. >> it should be. weeks but the city council to censure marion barry and to strip him of his post on various committees. >> marion barry, on his way to what could be one of the most humiliating episodes of his political career. >> what are you talking about? >> i think you know. >> he is well aware that his colleagues on the city council are expected to censure him and strip him of his committee post. >> clearly, will take the appropriate action. >> the council is responding to an investigation it found buried in the city contras for his one-time girlfriend. then when she got paid, he went to the bank with her and took a cut. >> i definitely think he should resign or quit. it is dumb and ridiculous. they keep finding more things he has done. enough is enough. >> very has argued that he was owed the m
ABC
Mar 3, 2010 12:00pm EST
go outside the d.c. superior court. >> good afternoon. right now, they are processing applications for same-sex marriages at the d.c. superior court. so far, they have seen more than 100 couples. in a last-ditch effort to get the u.s. supreme court to block this initiative, same-sex marriage became legal in the nation's capital today. >> it is very emotional. i am shaking in my boots. >> it is a day some thought would never come, the legalization of same-sex marriage in washington, d.c. this couple arrived before dawn. they want to be the first in line for a marriage license. >> it is like a dream that would never come true. >> the battle has simmered for years. it erupted in d.c. when the city council passed a measure to legalize it in december. congress had 30 days to intervene and it did not. the measure became law. >> i am excited. >> opposition still festers. outside the courthouse today, a small band of opponents protested. powerful organizations like the roman catholic church about to keep up the battle against it. same-sex marriage activists believe that marriage is settled
FOX
Mar 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
coverage more affordable and that doesn't do that. >> reporter: d.c. police say the protestors made a lot of noise and no trouble. >> and very vocal which is fine. >> reporter: on the issue, he said that time is running out for other moms like her. >> i think it's time to move and it's time to quit reaching out to people who aren't going to comfort them. >> reporter: in northwest, tom fitzgeral, fox 5 news. >> and president obama is taking his push back out on the road. tomorrow, the president makes his pitch in st. louis and all eyes are on congress. they work to find the votes. the president may add more public events before leaving for an overseas trip next we. >>> and now the news edge with a historic day in d.c. >> you may seal with a kiss. congratulations. >> reporter: symbolizeing marriage equality in the district. dozens of gay couples legally wed. same-sex marriage was legal last wednesday and that is when nearly 150 couples applied and they picked them up. bob barnard is live where a number of weddings are taking place. >> reporter: w
FOX
Mar 11, 2010 6:00pm EST
right now. >>> medics decline to take the d.c. toddler to the hospital. hours later, she was dead and for the first time, the d.c. police are stepping in and the department opened a massive criminal investigation into the case. roby chavez is live in northwest with this. >> reporter: a senior passenger is at the center of a criminal investigation and is no longer a question of whether or not someone followed procedures and protocol, the question is whether or not someone broke the law. it's an unprecedented case where the police department is now looking at the actions of a paramedic as they responded to a 911 call. >> there is a need for this. >> reporter: the announcement is a major shift in the investigation of the death of 2- year-old stephanie stevens, although officials would not elaborate, they did say there appears to be serious criminal concerns involving the case. >> we believe that the information before us is such a serious nature and raises serious questions, the police department is going to begin their investigation of the first responder. >> reporter:n february 10t
FOX
Mar 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on immigration enforcement. >>> people targeted a d.c. council hearing. a federal program designed to use fingerprints is at the heart of flap. the d.c. police chief supports it. >> reporter: d.c. police do not ask anyone arrested in thecity about immigration status. it has been that way for years. under a new program under consideration, the fingerprints of people arrested for certain crimes in the district would be shared not only with the fbi but with immigration as well, a policy many in the latino community find deeply troubling. on a saturday night last november, 9-year-old oscar fuentes was shot and killed as he stood inside the front door of his family's apartment. the bullet was fired in anger by a man looking to rob residents of the building. at a city council hearing, cathy lanier said oscar's murder may not have happened had the security community program been in place. >> in that case, the person who murdered oscar if you even tez, mr. pena had seven prior arrests in the district of columbia and was here illegally. had we had secure communities, oscar would be alive. >> repor
NBC
Mar 12, 2010 11:00pm EST
and rescue crews in d.c., maryland and virginia are preparing to deal with high water dangers. >> if you come upon a roadway such as you see here on wood burn road, avoid it all together. if you see any water running across the roadway, avoid it. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, king street was closed in anticipation of high tide on the nearby potomac river. sandbags are piled up and ready to use by businesses in this low-lying area. we are told the potomac in georgetown to rise three feet above flood level on sunday. back to you. >> jackie benson, thank you. we'll have continuing coverage on the weather on nbcwashington.com and beginning tomorrow morning on "news4 today" at 6:00 a.m. >>> senator harry reid's wife is hospitalized tonight after surgery. she was seriously injured after the van she was riding was rear-ended on i-95 near lorton, virginia. she is not paralyzed and could start physical therapy as soon as tomorrow. reid's adult daughter was injured, but less severely. >>> president obama put added pressure on congress to push through a massive health care reform bill soon. hous
CBS
Mar 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> dc is number two on a list of american cities with energy efficient buildings. according to the "washington post" the ranking on the virallal protection agency's 2009 green buildings list is a jump from 2008's reigning of fourth. we have 204 commercial buildings which earned the energy star rating. los angeles was number one with 293. >>> the epa released new guidelines to help the federal government reduce water pollution from lands it owns in the chesapeake bay watershed. federal agencies own 8% of the land in the bay watershed making the federal government one of the largest landowners there. >>> plans for a science city in montgomery county could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for one local university. >>> and the world's largest search engine takes steps to prevent censorship. we'll be right back. >>> in riverdale, queensbury road is closed due to downed railroad barriers we will have a way to get around it coming up. >>> it's time for the first living smart report. jessica doyle has been watching trading around the world. >> stocks are kicking off the day with
CBS
Mar 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
.s. airways and delta do not want to see happen. >> i'm bruce leshan on pothole patrol in northwest dc. check out this big one. the guy almost hit on missouri avenue. there are many, many more back down that way. >> the city's most powerful weapon, three trucks. pothole killers. >> it's like a video game, really. >> james mitchell runs one machine all by himself, starting in on a huge pothole at minnesota and penn southeast at 6 minutes to 3:00. 3 minutes later, he is done. >> that's all there is to it, huh? >> yup, that's it. >> how many have you done in a day? >> between 2 and 300. >> the city has filled more than 11,000 of them since the beginning of the year. a 300% increase from the year before. >> a couple hundred a day. all in a day. >> and as many have found out the hard way, those potholes can cause damage to your vehicle. the merchants say, he is seeing at least a half dozen customers a day, all with big damage from potholes. tires go flat, wheels get damage. some wheels have to be realined and the costs have to be lined up. >> he blew out a tire and a wheel on his, and i
CBS
Mar 28, 2010 8:30am EDT
brought guns into d.c. >>. >> i would be mad. >> you still wanted hits autograph? >> um-hum. >> how come? because he's famous? >> yes. >> reporter: the 30 days in a halfway house is less than prosecutors wanted. they said arenas lied and failed to show any remorse but it is more than the simple probation recommended by pretrial investigators and arenas's lawyers. the wizards' star's voice cracked as he apologized for letting down his teammates and the city. the judge insisted he was sentencing the basketball star as he would someone without fame or wealth. he found disspeet arenas's conviction on gun charges he had no history of violence and that his intenlt was not to shoot anyone, but he found it was more than a bad joke. the judge said arenas was trying to taunt and intimidate his teammate. but contradicting the prosecutor, the judge said arenas is remorseful. >> he almost seemed to cry as the judge led up to his sentence, 30 days in a halfway house. a $5,000 fine that will go to the victim's fund. 400 hours of community service and the threat he'll go to jail for a year and a half if
CBS
Mar 31, 2010 6:00pm EDT
wounded. and also, four dc police officers were injured in a car accident while chasing suspects in maryland. and three people were arrested. two of them have been charged. three suspects were brought into court today for arraignment. our audrey barnes has been there. she has that story. audrey barnes begins our coverage tonight. >> reporter: bruce, we're outside dc superior court. we're waiting for the arraignment of three people in connection to last night's drive-by. a teenager and 26-year-old nathaniel sims, 20-year-old orlando carter are facing first- degree murder charges in connection with the shooting spree. and all of those crime workers that you saw on the ground there are evidence of a real blood bath. 19 and 20. they just kept putting them out. witnesses say that it was spraying a bullet of the ak-47 assault rifle that caused all of that carnage. when the shooting stopped, four people were dead, including 18-year-old boyd of district heights maryland. relatives rushed to the scene to try to find out if their loved ones were there. and also, to try to find out what hap
CBS
Mar 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
. >>> in a story only on 9 news now, a dc family wants to know why a stipples crew did not take a toddler to the hospital. 2-year-old stephanie stevens died two hours after the mother called 911. the first spongedders to arrive at the home decided the toddler did not need to go to the hospital. hours later the family called 911 a second time. this time paramedics took the child to the hospital where she later died. >> this is an infant, why wouldn't you take her? this is what i don't understand. i can't step you coming and because of the weather you leave. i can't accept that. >> reporter: the initial amy crew, which did not take 2-year- old stephanie to the hospital has been placed on administrative duty. >>> two people are dead after a row home caught on fire in baltimore. two got out on their own but two others were killed and there maybe a third victim inside. the cause is under investigation. >>> gay rights groups hope maryland lawmakers will follow dc's lead. they lobbied a state senate committee in annapolis. the senate judicial proceedings heard testimony on protections against di
CBS
Mar 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
and the judiciary, just how little attention dc fire and ems has paid to preparing its children. >> when it comes to the agency's priority and commitment to training, compliance, and oversight, i don't think you can dispute. >> census arrival with a mandate to improve emergency care, he has had a constant -- a fourth group of people in charge of training. >> in one word, skits -- claim there's continuity. >> in an e-mail. a spokesperson says they have made significant progress in many areas involving ems. the department has reached 39 of 50 goals outlined by the committee that set out these new goals after the inadequate care provided to david rosenbom in 2006. he wrote, it was only a matter of time before a case surfaced. lesli. >>> all right dave, thanks for that. well same-sex couples said i do for the first time today in dc. the long wait to walk down the aisle was worst it for the newlyweds who tied the knot. lindsey, i understand you did quite a bit of wedding hopping today. attending three in one day. >> reporter: that's right. now we have had couples actually apply for their marriage
FOX
Mar 3, 2010 5:00am EST
in northwest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you both. it is pretty quiet outside the d.c. superior court at this time but they are really expecting an influx of people later on today. the courthouse itself opens at 7:00. marriage bureau doesn't open until 8:30 this morning. as you said, they have a lot of temporary workers on staff here for the day to help with the influx of people that they are expecting since this is the first day, a very historic day, that the same-sex marriage law does go into effect. they will only be accepting applications today. they are not going to be issuing licenses because that actually has a three-day waiting period that has to go into effect before a license is actually issued. now, there were some groups that are opposed to the idea of gay marriage that, at the last minute asked the supreme court yesterday to black the new law but the court said no. same-sex marriage does have the green light to go ahead here in the district. manyouples have beenaiting for this for a long time. >> we are actually going to be married. >> i got to sawe moved out of vir
FOX
Mar 31, 2010 6:00am EDT
>>> a violent night to the streets of d.c. >> police still trying for figure out what set it all off. ten people shot, four dead, three police officers hurt. the latest this morning on the search for suspects. >>> pope benedict xvi forced to answer uestions about the church sex abuse scandal under oath? the vatican says that's not going to happen. but that is not stopping one attorney from pursuing what most say would be impossible. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> take a look outside. temperatures starting to creep up. almost 50 degrees right now. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour in for gurvir today. >>> president obama has issue an emergency declaration for the entire state of rhode island to free up federal money to help with flooding. people were rescued from their homes in boats as the steiny state is dealing with someof the worst flooding it has seen in the last century. >> oh, my goodness. those picture are hard to imagine and to see for those folks. misery. >> yeah, tough. yet another nor'easter and w
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that this is another example that the word "temporary" really doesn't apply to very many things in washington, d.c. because it doesn't take long for a temporary program to become a permanent program. now, i talked about four types of tax credit bonds. they are: the qualified school construction bonds, qualified zone academy bonds, clean, renewable energy bonds, and qualified energy conservation bonds. the build america bonds program contains an option for the issuer bonds, which is the non-tax-paying entity, to receive a check from the treasury department based on a percentage of the costs incurred by the issuer. some refer to this option as the direct pay option. the percentage of the interest costs on the four tax credit bonds subsidized by the american taxpayers under the direct pay option in the senate bill is a whopping 45% and is increased to 65% for small issuers. small issuers are defined as those issuing less than $30 million in bonds per year. the house version increased the direct payment subsidy to 100% for qualified school construction bonds and qualified zone academy bonds and increa
ABC
Mar 10, 2010 5:00am EST
>>> stay with us for "good morning america," coming up at >>> just moments away, d.c. emergency crews under fire. another patient says rescue workers refused to take her to the hospital. we will have the latest. >> authorities arrest a woman they say it was part of an international murder plot. >> i am in trouble because i am a democrat -- >> a former congressman wants to set the record straight. we will have a live report. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good wednesday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us on this wednesday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey and find out what we can expect today. >> we will have bill little added cloud cover. we have had nothing but sunshine. now we have a pattern where you will start to see more clouds. the showers should hold off until tomorrow night. we have a few sprinkles. that should be it today. they should be confined to the morning h
FOX
Mar 4, 2010 5:00am EST
topped 800. >>> in our area, there are questions surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. a d.c. ambulance crew was called to her home last month but refused to transport her. she later died. those medics are now under investigation. sarah simmons is joining us live from d.c. fire headquarters in northwest with the details on this one. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that ambulance crew is off to the street and under investigation for not taking that little girl to the hospital and sewers are telling us that it is possible that the medics did not follow department guidelines. this is all volving a case of stephanie tutu stevens. there was a 911 call placed last month it a home on southern avenue southeast. sources are telng fox 5 that a crew from ambulance 33 in d.c. refused to take the toddler to the hospital. sources are telling us one of medics diagnosed the child with croup and that there was no need to take her to the hospital. they suggested putting her in the bathroom with the shower running so that she could breathe easier. that ambulance then left with the chil
FOX
Mar 10, 2010 5:00pm EST
they ended up. >>> and d.c. police are investigating the death of a 10- month-old girl. the nanny found the baby unconscious here in northwest around the corner from mayor fenty's home. the nanny took the baby outside and asked for help and the police officer on the mayor's security detail. >> the officer began immediately rendering cpr in an attempt to save the child's life. and they summonned assistance at the same time and came up and transported the child and about 9:30 last night, the child was pronounced dead. >> the police haven't released the baby's name and they're investigating what happened. >>> new details in a followup story you saw on fox. a d.c. woman was having trouble breathing and said d.c. paramedics refused to transport her. that was in december and fox 5 learned that two medics were disciplined and last night, the fire department said that there were no complaints surrounding the case. fox 5s roby chavez has the latest in this continuing investigation. robbie? >> reporter: it was an about- face today. d.c. fire and ems changed its story involving the case of kimber
NBC
Mar 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
general says nobody at this point is off the hook. we're live outside d.c. police head headquarters. >> thank you, derrick. >>> we have another developing story out of southeast d.c. where the search is onor an escaped d.c. prisoner who has been on the loose for eight hours. police say 28-year-old terrance moore was able to escape while he was being taken to aospital for treatment. now his mother is making a plea to her son. news4's pat collins is at the scene of the escape. pat? >> wendy, a mother take makes for her son to turn himself in. she says she doesn't want this manhunt to come to a deadly end. >> reporter: plea . >> call me. call your mother so i can bring you back in safely. i want you to be alive and well and safe. i don't want them to kill you. >> reporter: the escapee, 28-year-old terrance owen moore facing big prison time. he already has a federal drug conviction. and he has another trial set. charges of assaulting a cop. he got in a shootout with police last year. the break-out. they say moore escaped from this transport van this morning after he was taken to the un
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2010 11:00pm EST
of georgetown. i was devoted to keeping kids in d.c. out of trouble. and then i went from running that program to running the development office at the law school and helping to raise money to build the edward bennett williams law library. it was great. and at age 36, alma mater tapped me on the shoulder and asked me if i wanted to be president. and i thought, wow, this is a great opportunity for a school that i love and for a kind of job that is intellectually extraordinarily fascinating. trinity did have a hard time, and it was not unlike most other women's colleges and catholic women's colleges. you know back in the day before co-education became popular in the '60s and '70s in this country, there were about 300 women's college and about 190 of them were catholic. and today there's about 50 women's colleges still operating and about 16 are catholic. and the change was because of title ix, equalizing women's opportunities at the big university. for the catholics the change was also about the nuns had worked for free and it was easy to sustain institutions on the free labor of women. but the
FOX
Mar 3, 2010 5:30am EST
ocean city and delaware there's significant rainshowers, but toward baltimore and d.c. just some light rainshowers in the vicinity throughout the daytime for today. the winds will pick up later today on the backside of the low pressure system, but why rainshowers because of the temperature, look at that. 38 degrees, that's a couple of degrees above that. 33 degrees and the rains. temperatures across the region 38 both baltimore and d.c. 37 in salisbury and 37 in oakland county and they will continue to stay below freezing so they could see rainshowers. buckle-up it will be a cold rainy day, 37 with light rainshowers in the region. by lunch hour cloudy skies, 39 degrees and warming up to the low 40s today, 40 degrees by 6:00 p.m. tonight. let's check in to see how your roads are shaping up with candace this morning. >> reporter: jessica we actually have a new accident in windsor mill this morning. it's involving an overturned truck ta is i that is going to a snow bank. it's going to be at vasquez road. here is the problem, it knocked out a transformer and bge crews are on the scene. th
NBC
Mar 22, 2010 5:30am EDT
for the states and for the district of columbia. according to d.c. figures, the district already pays at least $50 million a year for a program supplementing healthcare for people who don't qualify for medicaid but can't afford health insurance. under that new bill the cost will go away. there are 134,000 uninsured families in d.c. the bill will keep them, help them by providing tax credits to pay for affordable healthcare in. one local lawmaker says federal dollars will close the gap that every day citizens are paying. >> it's exciting. i think people realize the moment in history and the opportunity. >> just think now prince george's county and all the rest of us absorb the cost of all of those people who are uninsured now they will be covered that means costs will really go away. >> reporter: that vote was highly partisan, of course, with maryland and virginia delegations split. in maryland, six lawmakers, six u.s. house of representatives lawmakers voted for the measure, two voted against it. in virginia, seven members of the house of representatives voted against it with four voting for t
FOX
Mar 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, when he first started in d.c., inequal. three straight all-star games, led the team to four straight play-offs and remember, the wizards hadn't gone to the play- offs since 1997. the last two years, it's been a cast is, 15 total games because of multiple knee surgeries and he played 32 games this year before being suspended by the commissioner, david stern. >> in a statement released, the wizards said this: we believe today's sentencing of gilbert arenas can bring closure to the unfortunate situation that played out the last three months and he admitted his mistakes and will pay his debt to our community. the washington post column of the covered gilbert, not just the seven years he's been here and prior when he was in the bay area in golden state and after the sentencing, i asked mr. wise if he thought that the judge's decision was fair. >> that is a tough one. i know him and i like him as a person and i don't think that he has a lot of malice in his heart and other people might feel differently. and i never saw a menace to society walking around d.c. i saw a young knucklehead who n
FOX
Mar 31, 2010 6:00pm EDT
it has to be with some stolen jewelry from a murder that took place last week on alabama avenue. d.c. police believe orlander carter was looking for pay back when he and two others opened fire on a crowd of people last night on south capitol street. a total of nine people were hurt. four were killed, five wounded. police say one of the men was armed with an assault weapon. within seconds d.c. police were behind the getaway car chasing it into prince george county. the tree were taken into custody in southeast d.c. d.c. police believe the mass shooting was parked by the murder of jordan howell last week on alabama avenue. they i think the man behind last night's drive by was involved in that murder. police say it was all over a stolen bracelet. at the crime scene last night, d.c. police chief cathy lanier praised the work of her officers. >> from the perspective of the chief, i listened from the minute the gunshots went out and the coordination between the patrol units and air support and with prince george county, it was like nothing i've heard in 20 years. they did a phomenal job. t
NBC
Mar 2, 2010 11:00pm EST
of columbia. they came here to the d.c. superior court then to the supreme court. the supreme court denied the request for a stay. chief justice john roberts wrote the high court would defer to the actions of the city court on matters of local concern and congress could have blocked the act and didn't, so neither would the court. it was music to the ears of supporters of gay marriage. they celebrated with a certain aid with the gay men's chorus. >> it means we feel like we can cement the relationship we have together. >> reporter: same-sex couples wishing to wed in the district can apply for marriage licenses starting tomorrow. >> we'll get up early and go down and get in line. >> reporter: this is a guarded victory. >> i believe we have held off all the avenues to take down the bill. the senate is a bad body. >> nothing worth having comes easy. this has been a struggle for us. we are going to get to reap the rewards tomorrow. >> reporter: while people can apply tomorrow, there is a mandatory waiting period. it will actually be march 9th when weddings will start to take place. a long line
NBC
Mar 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
chrysler with d.c. tags and booster seat parked on the street recently. at the suicide scene in arlington people gathered, many in tears. the man who shot himself was well known in the neighborhood. fries say they can't believe what happened. the dead man and woman are believed to be in their 20s. their names have not been released. >> jackie benson, thanks. >>> the additional charges tonight in a road rage shooting on a busy virginia highway involves 25-year-old gabriel pulintude who had his 2-year-old daughter in the car. he got into an altercation with a dump truck driver yesterday on southbound i-95 and fired numerous shots at that truck. the truck driver faces an attempted second degree murder charge. police arrested him tonight. >> when someone starts firing in th environment, you could hit any innocent bystander. you have the other factor there is a 2-year-old in the car. this could have ended in a tragedy. fortunately, it didn't. >> the dump truck operator was cited for reckless driving. >>> in maryland, the state senate narrowly passed a bill that would require drivers to use han
NBC
Mar 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. amtrak canceled service between d.c. and chicago because of a derailment in indiana. 38 cars derailed last night. amtrak is rerouting some trangs on the other lines while the freight train is being cleaned up there. there is no word when normal service will resume. >>> together again. john mccain and sarah palin spent the day on the campaign trail in arizona. the former vice presidential nominee champagned for mccain. after stumping for mccain, palin fired up tea parties at a rally in nevada. brian moar has that story. >> reporter: on harry reid's home turf in nevada, a statement from the national tea party movement and its messenger, sarah palin. >> we are saying the big government, obama/pelosi/reid spending spree is over. >> reporter: they kicked off their third national tour. many in this movement believe palin has begin voice to their anger. >> don't ever let anybody tell you to sit down and shut up, america. you stand up and you stand tall. >> i think that she is making people talk about things that are important. >> i think she is good for our country. >> reporter: palin is try
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